The driver mentor programme being launched in South Auckland today (18 February 2015) is aimed at helping young learner drivers to get their restricted licence, achieve independence and employment, and become safer on the roads.
The repair and upgrade of the State Highway 2 Rimutaka Hill Road Summit car park this month brings to a close a 12 month, multi-agency project, aimed at improving an iconic tourist spot for the Wellington and Wairarapa regions.
A new series of online videos developed by the NZ Transport Agency and ACC have been designed to help learner drivers master the key driving skills they need to pass their restricted licence test and set them up for a lifetime of safe driving habits.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging people applying for new driver licences to ensure that they are aware of changes to ‘evidence of identity’ requirements for licence applications which come into force from next week.
Changes to New Zealand’s Graduated Driver Licensing System aimed at improving the safety of novice drivers and motorcyclists are set to come into force next week, including the introduction of a five-year time limit on new learner and restricted car and motorcycling licences.
The NZ Transport Agency says lower legal alcohol limits which come into force in just over two weeks’ time will begin making our roads safer from day one, providing safer journeys for all New Zealanders as the country heads into the festive season.
The first stage of work is now underway to overhaul New Zealand’s busiest section of motorway south of the Bombay Hills to help relieve some of Wellington’s worst evening peak congestion problems on both State Highway 1 and city road networks.
The NZ Transport Agency has finalised new Funding Assistance Rates (FARs) for transport investments made by local authorities and other ‘approved organisations’, following an extensive review of the FAR system.